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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While there are always professors or graduate students that are not the most engaging, everyone at IU who teaches is qualified and passionate about their line of work. I especially love my Kelley classes and professors, and I feel like I learn a lot and have resources to support me. Some classes, especially electives or basic level classes, are giant lectures, but teachers have office hours in which you can introduce yourself and get help if needed. However, other classes like my business presentations course only has 24 students, so class sizes vary. Usually, Kelley classes will have anywhere between 100 - 25 students depending on the course and how general or specialized it is. Classes are usually lectures, with some discussion if it is the Computing in Business course or something like it, but there is a wide variety within each major and otherwise, and the options are endless.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kelley students generally have a job waiting for them after graduation, which is awesome. The UCSO, undergraduate career and services office, also can help with resumes, interviews, finding internships, and setting up networking events for students and recruiters. The alumni network is also amazing since so many Kelley alumni are successful and influential in their fields.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I make sure to walk with others at night, especially when coming home from parties. However, the campus itself is well lite except for the Dunn Woods, and there are services such as IU Safety Escort which will take you anywhere as long as one of the destinations is on campus. Also, there are always police patrolling the campus at night, so that is added reassurance to safety as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Teter, and I love it for its location and cleanliness, as well as the quiet culture around here. Although it is difficult to find people to go out with on the weekends, during the week I love the quiet and being able to sleep without the noise disturbances. My dorm is also very clean, and I don't have to worry about puke in the showers or anything disgusting like that. The dorm is a little dated, but the room and closet space is spacious enough. It's also right next to Wright, which has the food court with the best hours and convenience, although the food there gets old quickly. However, Wells is right down the street, and other food court options are a quick 5-10 min walk away. I applied later in the application process, but still got my roommate and dorm of choice. I would live here again as a freshman.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely a big aspect at IU, but not so big that you can't have a good time without being in a fraternity or sorority. There are different types of frats as well, such as business or chemistry frats that are co-ed. However, houses line 3rd St. and N. Jordan, so those are where most of the best parties take place. Greek life consists of more than just partying, as they also contain a philanthropic aspect, but it's definitely a great way to find a group of friends at IU and to meet people. If you're a girl, you can still go to frat parties and have a fun social life, but guys usually need to be in frats in order to attend those kinds of parties. Also, the pledgeship is rougher for guys, but the girls' rush process is more complicated. Overall, however, greek life is definitely something to consider, and the rush process may be worthwhile even if you don't commit to a house.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Tailgating for football games is huge at IU, and is a lot of fun, especially at the Greek tents. Although our sports teams aren't the best, students still go to games and support our athletes. Soccer games are popular to attend, and they're fun as well because of the pep band and the number of people that go. There's an organization called Crimson Guard that encourages people to go. The more events members attend, the better seats they get for IU Basketball, which is a big deal at IU, so sports events are sure to be a fun time.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was at first hesitant to attend Indiana University because of the number of students that go here from my high school. However, it's large enough that you can make it your own and find your own niche within the school. I am in the Kelley School of Business, and I love walking into Hodge Hall every day. The atmosphere is so professional, and it's inspiring to be in classes with motivated students and professors that are so knowledgeable and experienced in their field. As for the social aspect of IU, you have the option to party every night or stay in and have a quiet weekend. The tailgates are really fun, and there is a sense of safety on campus, and even off-campus as well. IU has so much to offer, so it can be the right school for anyone.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are pretty much chosen for you in the business school; there is not a lot of room to focus on personal interests. My professors have been pretty varied; some have been strict, some have been lenient, some have been really nice, some couldn't care less about their students.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The business school is pretty well reputed, but the degrees in the business school are pretty limited, with narrow focus.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Personal safety seems to pretty ok, but I don't know if that is a reality or if the university is just working very hard to make students feel that way. There is definitely issues of sexual misconduct that are treated with the severity needed.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman year I was placed in an upperclassmen dorm because the incoming class was so big. I had almost no interaction with other residents and the cost was outrageous. I was finally able to move to a different dorm at the end of the first semester because I couldn't afford where I was, but was placed in a dorm that was still rather expensive. I spoke less than ten words to other members of my floor once I moved there, despite trying to be social and friendly.

Sophomore year I applied for a university apartment, but upon arriving to it at the start of the semester found it to be unlivable. There were cockroaches, the front door didn't close, the windows didn't lock, and it was tiny, all for a monthly rent that was staggering compared to non-university apartments. I was able to move to a different apartment that cost even more and had to pay a large fee in order to do so. While this apartment is nicer, it has a lot of issues that the staff claims will be fixed, but have not been addressed four weeks after I turned in my room assessment information.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Student involvement is huge when it comes to sports. However, both of our biggest sports (football and basketball) have been almost painful to watch as bad as they've been the last couple years.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: It seems like this university is trying to trip you up at every step, and every time you trip it costs a ridiculous amount of money. I feel mild panic on a semi-regular basis that I will not be able to afford my bills. While most students tend to focus more on partying, I focus on my schoolwork and on employment, and, as a result, have not made many friends and have had no experiences that fit into the "college is the best time of your life" cliche. This school cares far more about its athletes than it cares about its academically oriented students. Students with C- averages get full rides because they can throw a ball, but a student with a 4.0 has to work twenty hours a week on top of taking nineteen credit hours just to be able to eat. I really look forward to graduation, not because this school has given me anything close to a bright outlook on my future, but because every second I am at this place is miserable.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is transportation available at all times and it is very easy to find a party if you would like to. Kilroy's is arguably the best college-town bar in the country, and the underage students can find house parties.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Most of the best parties during the year take place near the stadium, but they are really all over the place. During Little 500 week it is difficult to walk more than a block or two without finding or hear a party, and that is an understatement if anything. It's hilarious that people think the party scene at U of I (Illinois) is better, but they've probably never been to IU. To be fair, you can easily drink at bars underage at U of I.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The student body is extremely diverse, and so is the faculty. I think it was great to be able to gather perspectives from all around the world.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are easily accessible, just like I'd assume they are on almost any college campus. I don't believe people judge you for choosing not to use drugs or alcohol though.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My experience at IU was great. I recommend it to anyone who would like a beautiful and enjoyable atmosphere with plenty of partying if you want, but it can be avoided or missed out on if you are very introverted or like to do other activities (which there are plenty of).

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I always felt safe on campus, even when walking alone at night. There was a shuttle service for those who felt safer that way and a late night bus on the weekends.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I don't remember much about the admissions process, but know that the fee wasn't unreasonable and that I was notified of my acceptance more quickly than at other schools.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housing was great and all of the dorms are near at least one good option for a food court. The RA's enforced rules when things got out of hand but were pretty laid-back and forgiving in my experience. The cost was similar to that of most colleges, the rooms were clean, and the social atmosphere could be described as fun-loving yet respectful. Obviously, that differed from dorm to dorm. My favorite part about campus housing was that you only needed to stay in a dorm as a freshman and were encouraged to rent a place for the rest of your time at school. This may sound intimidating to some, but I thought it was great to be able to be off on your own with more freedom after one year. This absolutely helped add the the party school aspect.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We are well known for our basketball program, but our soccer and baseball programs are also among the best in the country. We are not as great at football as some other schools, but nobody seems to care. To be fair, we are a basketball school.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: School was great and I met a lot of nice people who liked to have fun but still did well in school. There's plenty to do around campus and the bars are extremely close to most housing. Bloomington is a very happening town with loads of things to do for people of all interests. Lake Monroe is a short drive from campus, and so is the quarry that was featured in the movie "Breaking Away." Also, the history of IU - Bloomington is incredibly interesting and the campus is beautiful, as well as the surrounding town. I have been to IU, UW - Madison, and the University of Iowa, yet still think IU is the best of the three, especially when it comes to the balance of education quality (specifically business, music, and elementary education) and party life (Anyone who disagrees needs to look up the Little 500).

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are friendly and willing to help if you go to them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Provide the best programs in the state for a variety of degrees.

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IU is a well-rounded school, excelling in everything from academics to athletics. The fact that it offers something for almost everyone is the testimony given by the student body; over 40,000 kids from all over the world found IU and have made it their home for four years or more. IU’s campus is an original place in an isolated little town, and while it may be in the middle of nowhere, it doesn’t take long for most students to find something that makes it feel a little more like home.

Most of the complaints about IU involve its large size, and if you’re looking for the kind of school where everybody knows everyone else’s names, this isn’t the right place for you. However, the faculty, staff, and general population of Indiana University all work together to make an otherwise intimidating atmosphere feel a bit more accepting. There are so many opportunities here that your experience at IU is undoubtedly what you make of it. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to gain admission, you don’t have to be a long-time binge-drinker to have a great social life, and you barely even have to leave your dorm room to make friends. Ultimately, these are just a few of the many positives that make the college experience in Bloomington, Indiana the most memorable and most educational years of your life.

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